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Police gun down four gangsters in city

NAIROBI
By Cyrus Ombati | Jun 11th 2014 | 2 min read

Four suspected thugs were on Monday night shot dead in separate robbery attempts in Nairobi and two pistols recovered from them.

In the first incident, two thugs were gunned down on Falcon Road in Industrial Area. One gangster was shot dead on the Naivasha-Kikuyu Road and the fourth met his death on Maasai West Road in Hardy. This brings to eight, the number of those killed in the last few days.

“We have renewed the war against armed robberies in the city and we will not spare those armed and ready to harm residents,” said Nairobi police boss Benson Kibue.

The shooting happened after police were alerted of ongoing robbery incidents in the affected areas. Police say cases of mugging are on the rise in the city amid calls for heightened operations to contain them.

Elsewhere, a suspected thug was on Sunday night killed in a botched robbery in Nairobi’s Mwiki estate. Police say the victim was in the company of three others and had been attacking pedestrians when an alarm was raised.

Another suspected thug was on Saturday night shot dead in a botched robbery in Nairobi’s Kayole estate and stolen property recovered. The suspect was in the company of three other men and had tried to rob a motorist at his gate when police were alerted.

And matatu operators blocked roads to and from Imara Daima in Nairobi to protest against poor roads in the area. The operators used boulders and stones to block the roads paralysing traffic for hours. The roads there are usually flooded whenever it rains rendering them impassable for some vehicles.

It took the intervention of area MP Irshad Sumra and other local leaders to calm down the matatu operators The leaders promised to take up the matter with relevant authorities.

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